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December Events at the Numerica PAC

The Numerica Performing Arts Center has a full calendar of holiday events this December. Along with the community’s holiday productions, the Numerica PAC presents annual family favorites: HOLIDAY MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREEN on December 17-19 and OLD TIME RADIO SHOW: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE on December 21.

Holiday Movies on the Big Screen

Van Doren Sales presents three holiday movies on the big screen the week leading up to Christmas. Showing on December 17 at 6:30pm is the holiday classic MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947); On the big screen December 18 at 1:30pm and 6:30pm will be a family favorite, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000); December 19 at 6:30pm will be the Christmas comedy, SCROOGED (1988). Tickets are only $3. This media sponsor for these affordable movie nights is 103.9 KW3.

Old Time Radio Show

Local performers bring IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, adapted by Joe Landry, to the stage in 1940s-style radio hour as it is broadcast live on KOHO 101. From the live sponsor spots, to the use of period microphones, to the sounds effects crew right there with the actors, the result is a nostalgic evening of entertainment from yesteryear, directed by Melissa Carlson.

After George Bailey wishes he had never been born, an angel is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

The public is invited to be part of the live studio audience at the Numerica PAC on December 21 at 7:30pm (must be 5 years of age or older to attend); Tickets are $17-$21. KOHO 101 will also rebroadcast the show on Christmas Eve at 7:30pm on 101.1 FM and online at www.koho101.com. This holiday production is sponsored by KOHO 101, Hodgson’s Home Care adult family home, Numerica Credit Union, and Tom & Mary Ann McNair.

 

For tickets and a complete list of December events at the Numerica PAC, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center.

2017 Numerica Festival of Trees – A Benefit for the Numerica Performing Arts Center

Join the Numerica Performing Arts Center for another year of holiday spirit at the annual NUMERICA FESTIVAL OF TREES fundraiser, sponsored by Numerica Credit Union. This year’s theme is “It’s A Wonderful Life” at the Stanley Civic Center, November 16-19. The halls will be filled with lavishly decorated trees and wreaths and the weekend packed with premiere events: Public Viewings, Holiday Spice, Little Black Dress Party, and the Dinner & Live Auction.

PUBLIC VIEWING – Thursday, November 16 to Sunday, November 19

Public viewing hours are free to the public, upstairs in the Stanley Civic Center. Check out the array of community-decorated grand trees, classic trees, mini trees, and wreaths, with the chance to take one home in the silent auction. Sunday will be a special day for the families featuring free photos with Santa. There is also a special opportunity for one lucky winner to take home a hot tub donated by Central Washington Water. Five dollar hot tub raffle tickets are on sale now at the Numerica PAC Box Office and the winner will be drawn November 19 at 1pm.

  • Thursday, November 16, 10am – 8pm
  • Friday, November 17, 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday, November 18, 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday, November 19, 10am – 1pm

HOLIDAY SPICE – Friday, November 17 at 7:00pm and Saturday, November 18 at 1:00pm

Holiday Spice is back at the Numerica PAC this year with two holiday variety shows. This annual, community concert features the area’s best performers, saluting the season through dance, music, comedy, and other various performances. The Numerica PAC will also recognize the Stanley Lifetime Achievement recipients at both performances. Tickets start at $27. This event is sponsored by Ford & Marlys Barrett, Davis Furniture, and North Cascades Bank with support by media sponsors Sunny FM and NCW Media.

LITTLE BLACK DRESS PARTY – Friday, November 17 at 7:30pm

The Little Black Dress Party is the premier ladies event of the season at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Women can enjoy a night of dancing, giveaways, cocktails, silent auctions, shopping, and more! Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $30. VIP tables for 4 are $200 and include tickets, a reserved table, champagne, and exclusive VIP bar access. This event is sponsored by Macy’s with support by media sponsors ALPHA Media and Country 104.7 KKRV.

 

DINNER & LIVE AUCTION – Saturday, November 18 at 5:00pm

The annual Dinner and Live Auction is one of the most important fundraisers for the Numerica Performing Arts Center. The evening includes a sumptuous dinner, a live auction featuring experiences you cannot purchase anywhere else, live entertainment, a door prize, and more at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Tickets are $75 or $700 for a table of 10. This event is sponsored by Confluence Health. Grand trees are sponsored by Avenue Car Wash – David Noyd & Natalie Hoback-Noyd, James & Barbara Brink, The Clay Family, Smithson Insurance Services, Inc., Sunny FM,

Tickets for all events are available now online at www.wenatcheefestivaloftrees.org, by phone at 509-663-ARTS, or at the Numerica PAC Box Office.

ABOUT NUMERICA FESTIVAL OF TREES

The Numerica Festival of Trees is North Central Washington’s premier holiday event organized by local volunteers and funded by local businesses and families. The weekend is a true community event to raise funds for the Numerica Performing Arts Center, a non-profit organization that hosts world-class entertainment in Downtown Wenatchee and a quality theater for local performers.

Femmes of Rock starring Bella Electric Strings

Femmes of Rock, led by violinist and arranger, Nina DiGregorio, has rocked audiences worldwide with their blasting solos and unique arrangements – not to mention their beauty and charm. The Femmes of Rock starring Bella Electric Strings will be at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee, Washington on November 10 at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now.

The Femmes of Rock show takes Bella Strings to a whole new level. All new arrangements, original material, a live rock band, video, lights, choreography, comedy, and more can be expected in this high-energy show that leaves audiences awed.

The Bella girls have performed with some of the biggest names in the industry, including: Beyoncé, Rod Stewart, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Deep Purple, Stevie Wonder, Cheap Trick, and Earth, Wind, and Fire – to name a few.

During the Femmes of Rock performance, the audience can expect to hear classics from AC/DC, ELO, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Metallica, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and more.

“Femmes of Rock is explosive,” Jim Pritchard, director of Theatre Operations at the Riviera Theatre said. “Their high energy, rock show show deserved the five standing ovations they received.”

Tickets to Femmes of Rock starring Bella Electric Strings are $27-$31 with discounts for seniors ($25-$29) and youth ($21-$25) and increased prices on showday. For tickets and information, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

Monthly Movies on the Big Screen: October

The Monthly Movies on the Big Screen for the 2017-2018 Numerica Performing Arts Season starts in October with two classic movies. The first movie screening will be THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984) on October 12 at 6:30pm. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (1935) will be on our screen on October 18 at 6:30pm. Tickets to both movies are only $3 and free to silver level or higher Numerica PAC Members.

The Neverending Story

On his way to school, Bastian ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies. Sneaking away with a book called “The Neverending Story,” Bastian begins reading it in the school attic. The novel is about Fantasia, a fantasy land threatened by the “The Nothing,” a darkness that destroys everything it touches. The kingdom needs the help of a human child to survive. When Bastian reads a description of himself in the book, he begins to wonder if Fantasia is real and needs him to survive. This film is rated PG.

A Night at the Opera

This classic Marx Brothers comedy tells the story of a sly business manager and two wacky friends helping two opera singers achieve success while humiliating their snobby enemies. This film is not rated.

For tickets and information, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue. The Monthly Movies on the Big Screen are supported by The Print Guys.

NPR’s Renee Montagne to Appear at Live Interview in Wenatchee

Northwest Public Radio and the Numerica Performing Arts Center will host NPR’s Renee Montagne in Wenatchee for an interview-style presentation on November 2, 2017, at 5:30pm. Before the presentation, attendees can meet Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) staff members at a listener reception starting at 4:30pm. Both the reception and the presentation will take place at the Numerica Performing Arts Center.

Montagne will be joined on stage by NWPR hosts Thom Kokenge (All Things Considered) and Gillian Coldsnow (Morning Edition). Tickets will be available for $15 (general seating) starting October 2 at 509-663-ARTS, www.numericapac.org, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

Having reported and hosted since the mid-1980s, Montagne is a familiar voice on NPR. Montagne co-hosted NPR’s Morning Edition—the most widely heard radio news program in the United States—from 2004–2016, broadcasting from NPR West in Culver City, California, with co-hosts Steve Inskeep and David Greene at NPR’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Montagne and a team of NPR reporters won a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award in 1994 for their coverage of South Africa’s historic presidential and parliamentary elections. Montagne has also been honored by the Overseas Press Club for her coverage of Afghanistan and by the National Association of Black Journalists for a series on Black musicians going to war in the 20th century.

For information about this event and Renee Montagne, call (800) 842-8991. NWPR, which operates out of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU’s Pullman campus, offers news and classical music programs to listeners across Washington state, north-central Idaho and northeastern Oregon.

 
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